On Sept 23rd, Sidney will premiere on Apple TV+. Sidney is produced by Oprah and honors the legendary life of the late Sidney Poitier–Denzel Washington before Denzel Washington. Poitier was the first Black man to win an Academy award and the first Black man to have an onscreen kiss with a white woman. His works changed the trajectory of race relations in America while opening doors for Black men and women to exist in Hollywood as well as play strong-powerful roles instead of the stereotypical roles of illiterate-criminal Black men or black mammies of that time.
The revealing documentary features interviews with Spike Lee, Halle Berry, and Denzel Washington. Sidney is directed by Reginald Hudlin of House Party fame.
Will Smith on the Daily Show
Will Smith is slowly returning to the public eye following his Oscar night slap on Chris Rock. In an appearance on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he discusses his new movie Emancipation. Smith describes the film as a “freedom” movie compared to the annual slave films produced by Hollywood.